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I have a GE iron thats about 30 or 40years old i think.No steam iron its dry iron.It works I want to change the electrail cord that you plugs in. Cat.139F23 Watts1000 Volts115 made in USA.I bought at a second hand store ,I pluged it in it worked it just needs a new cord . Can they be changed? I use it for Quilting.

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  • Laura F Simpson Aug 22, 2010

    Thank you very.I have some abulity to do some things,but I dont think i can do this one. I wounder how much it would cost? My husband died last year 2009 so money is tight. Ya,
    it is back before they made steam irons ,I am almost 62 in jan.2011. It works good just dont like the cord on it. I use it for Quilting for stuff that you dont want steam holes on the ironed pieced.

  • Laura F Simpson Aug 22, 2010

    Yes it was . I will have to find someone to fix it for me.I cant fix this one. Thanks very much.



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It can be changed.Are you looking to self-repair?I assume it is frayed or just doesn't look safe?If you are I have a couple suggestions.The wires in the new cord need to be at least as thick,if not thicker as the old wire.Wire thickness is measured in guage.The lower the number,the thicker it is.Example:4 guage is actually 1/4 inch thick while 8 guage is 1/inch thick.1/4 inch is thicker than 1/8 inch.If you can take it apart,that would be the best way to replace,straight through to the terminal.If you can't,you may want to have someone do it for you.
Good luck! Greg That's almost antique now!lol

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  • Greg McCarthy Aug 22, 2010

    If you call a couple small appliance repair places someone should give you a good estimate.I can't see as where it would be very expensive.1 hour labor maybe less and a piece of wire.Greg



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